A Twist on Classic Mac and Cheese



A Twist on Classic Mac and Cheese

If you’re in the mood for comfort food with a creative spin, our “A Twist on Classic Mac and Cheese” recipe is sure to delight your taste buds. This creamy, cheesy dish takes the beloved classic to new heights by incorporating unexpected ingredients that add depth and flavor.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 cup crushed buttery round crackers
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Stir in enough flour to make a roux. Add milk to roux slowly, stirring constantly. Stir in cheeses, and cook over low heat until cheese is melted and the sauce is a little thick. Put macaroni in large casserole dish, and pour sauce over macaroni. Stir well.
  3. Melt butter or margarine in a skillet over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs and brown. Spread over the macaroni and cheese to cover. Sprinkle with a little paprika.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Serve.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Creamy, cheesy mac and cheese with a twist. A delightful comfort food dish that’s perfect for family dinners or special occasions.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories 432, Total Fat 27.2g, Cholesterol 77mg, Sodium 626mg, Total Carbohydrates 29.7g, Dietary Fiber 0.9g, Protein 18.8g

Picture yourself savoring each creamy, cheesy bite of our Twist on Classic Mac and Cheese. It’s the perfect dish to indulge in when you want a comforting and flavorful meal. The combination of sharp cheddar and Parmesan cheeses, along with a hint of Dijon mustard and a touch of cayenne pepper, elevates this mac and cheese to a whole new level of deliciousness.
Whether you’re serving it as a side dish at a family gathering or as the star of the meal on a cozy evening at home, this recipe is sure to be a hit. The crunchy breadcrumb topping adds a delightful contrast to the creamy pasta, making every bite a delightful experience.
So, next time you’re craving some classic comfort food with a twist, give our A Twist on Classic Mac and Cheese a try. It’s a recipe that will have everyone asking for seconds!

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